Elizabeth Stephens

James Bennett reviews 'Normality: A critical genealogy' by Peter Cryle and Elizabeth Stephens

James Bennett
26 April 2018

The word ‘normal’ and its derivatives permeate our language, but what exactly does the term mean? It is entrenched in contemporary medical discourse (normal blood pressure, normal heart rate, normal body temperature, normal blood sugar levels), shows up in statistics (normal distribution curve), in geometry (normal lines) and even in chemistry as a measurement t ... More